Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Foundry Ranking Capacity 2015

January 07, 2016, anysilicon

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IC Insights has released its Global Wafer Capacity 2016-2020 report that provides in-depth detail and analysis of foundry ranking capacity by wafer size, by process geometry, by region, and by product type. The new report provides a ranking of the industry’s 25 largest IC manufacturers and foundries in terms of installed

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BiCMOS process overview

October 22, 2015, anysilicon

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While the entire semiconductor industry is excited about FinFET and FDSOI process technologies, there is one semiconductor technology that considered by engineers as “the process for real men” and it’s called BiCMOS.
 
BiCMOS process is essentially a combination of Bipolar transistor and CMOS transistors, it offers many technical advantages

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TSMC to Quit Solar Business Activity

September 23, 2015, anysilicon

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We all know that solar energy will face a positive growth in the next future. However, Leading IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) is moving countertrend by announcing its intent of quitting the solar energy subsidiary activity with TSMC.
 
Indeed, the big foundry is expecting to

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GlobalFoundries rumored to be acquired by the Chinese

September 15, 2015, anysilicon

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GlobalFoundries is probably doing something right because China has set its eyes on GlobalFoundries with rumors of a possible imminent acquisition. Indeed, thanks to several strategical decisions, GlobalFoundries is offering today a unique portfolio, both CMOS and SiGe processes, cutting-end technology (14nm and 22FDSOI) and a global semiconductor manufacturing footprint.
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SMIC is catching up on 28nm

September 03, 2015, anysilicon

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China’s largest semiconductor foundry has successfully manufactured Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 processors using its 28nm technology.
 
The news came directly from the president of Qualcomm Incorporated, Derek Aberle, and Dr. Zixue Zhou, Chairman of SMIC, the company that just one year ago was announcing the collaboration with Qualcomm Technology.
 
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Smart phone and automotive application is creating demand for image sensor

September 01, 2015, anysilicon

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Image sensor, in today’s world, has become an important component for many devices that we use in our daily life. Smart phone and tablets are one of the most important devices that are used. The growing popularity of sharing photos over social media through mobile phones instead of carrying camera

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